Business and Engagement Officer
Research and Knowledge Translation Support
905-525-9140 ext. 26851
Rachel Teplicky is CanChild's Business and Engagement Officer. Rachel oversees the MPOC Measurement and Analysis Service and the CanChild Shop, and is a member of CanChild's F-Words and Participation research teams. She is an occupational therapist and has worked with preschool-aged children and their families. Rachel has a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science.
Areas of Focus
MPOC, F-Words, Participation
Effective Rehabilitation for Children and Youth with Brain Injury: Analyzing the Evidence
This project includes 6 systematic reviews of different rehabilitation interventions for children and youth with brain injury. Topics to be covered are: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Casting and Splinting, Botox, Alternative Therapies, Feeding and Behaviour Therapy.
Family-centred service: Moving ideas into practice
This study is designed to develop and evaluate educational materials about family-centred service.
Focus on Function
The Focus on Function Study will compare two treatment approaches ("child-focused" and "context-focused") that are currently being used for children with cerebral palsy and other developmental and motor delays.
Participation and Environment Project
The Participation and Environment Project is a collaboration between researchers in the United States and Canada.
Casts, Splints, and Orthoses - Upper Extremity Review of effectiveness literature for children with neurological disorders
Children who have a neurological condition, such as cerebral palsy or brain injury, often have difficulty moving their body. Muscle spasticity is one of the most common reasons for this difficulty.
The Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY): An innovative measure for home, school and community
The Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth, or the PEM-CY, is a new measurement tool designed to help parents, service providers and researchers better understand the participation of children and youth.
How Parents View Their Child’s Participation and Environment: Creating a Foundation for the PEM-CY
This current In Brief includes more details about what we learned from parents about their child’s participation and the impact of the environment on participation.
An Evaluation of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY)
This current In Brief includes more details about what we did to evaluate whether the PEM-CY provides consistent information about participation and actually measures what we want it to measure.
Child and youth participation in leisure activities: Does the environment make a difference?
In this Keeping Current, we explore the impact of the environment on the participation of children and youth who are living with a disability.
Family Centred Service Sheets
Family-centred service is an approach to providing services to children with special needs, where the family is considered to be at the centre of the services.
Bringing the 'F-Words' to Life: How are families and service providers using the 'F-words' in practice?
A CP-NET webinar highlighting 'F-word' in Childhood Disability resources and strategies for implementing the concept at home and in clinical practice.